• Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    2019-07-26 12:08
    Project name: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
    Project funding program: EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises COSME
    Project coordinator: Unione Regionale Delle Camere Di Commercio Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura del Veneto (Italy)
    Project partners:
    • Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania)
    • Agence Bruxelloise pour l‘enterprise (Belgium)
    • Technoloski Park Liubljana (Slovenia)
    • Eisc Limited by Guarantee-European Information Service Centre (United Kingdom)
    • Innogate to Europe SL (Spain)
    • Promocio Economica de Sabadell SL-PES (Spain)
    • Italienische Handelskammer Fur Deutschland (Germany)
    • Coventry University (United Kingdom)
    • Vlaamse Gewest (Belgium)
    Duration of the project: 01/02/2015 – 31/01/2019
    Project target audience: Aspiring or new entrepreneurs (NE)

    Experienced entrepreneurs (HE)

    Project aim and objectives:



    Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses abroad.

    Main Kaunas CCIC objectives:

    • To promote the programme in Lithuania.
    • To identify and select new entrepreneurs, help them to develop their business plan, match them with the host entrepreneurs abroad.
    • To search for host entrepreneurs in Lithuania.
    Project benefits:

    A new entrepreneur benefits from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise abroad. This ease the successful start of the business or strengthen new enterprise. A NE can also benefit from access to new markets, international cooperation and potential possibilities for collaboration with business partners abroad.

    A host entrepreneur benefits from fresh ideas from a motivated new entrepreneur, NEs specialised skills or knowledge could also complement HEs.

    It is a win-win collaboration whereby both NE and HE can also discover new European markets or business partners, different ways of doing business.

    During the period (01/02/2015 – 31/01/2019) Kaunas CCIC helped 20 NEs find HEs abroad and have successful exchanges and also found 4 HEs in Lithuania, which hosted NEs from Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Romania.

    Project website: https://erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/
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